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Half of Brits 'are off target with pension savings'

Fewer than half of Britons – 45 per cent – are currently saving enough for their old age, according to the annual Scottish Widows Pensions Report.

One of the notable success stories for the National Employment Savings Trust scheme has been the BBC – but these have been all too rare

Julian Knight: Pension scheme has become an empty NEST

Nine months after it was set up, the national savings trust has attracted just 100,000 savers

Women's career break can mean big pension cuts

Women who take a career break could be damaging their pension to the tune of £4,680 a year by not continuing to contribute to a retirement fund during their time away from work.

Pensions: £600,000 needed for decent retirement pot

The average amount UK adults say would be enough to ensure a comfortable standard of living during retirement is £25,783.87 net per year.

Guinness Peat's plans to hand back cash face a final hurdle

Guinness Peat must mount one last corporate battle as the Pensions Regulator threw a potential spanner in the works of plans to shrink the one-time activist investor and return cash to backers.

Shutting the door: Delivery firm DHL is winding up its final salary scheme to existing members

Julian Knight: We are seeing the dying days of the golden pension

People need to feel that their workplace and retirement savings are a vital life-long asset

Five questions about: Pension liberation

What's that, a new political movement?

Simon Read: Even more choice for those facing annuity puzzle

Yeah, I know that pensions are boring but one of the most crucial financial decisions anyone may take is getting the right annuity.

MPs call for new body to regulate workplace pensions

MPs have called for a new regulator to look after workplace pensions. They argue that existing problems will be worsened by the fact that there are now three regulators overseeing the industry.

Tesco to sell pension annunities

Britain's biggest grocer Tesco has announced plans to launch a pension annuity comparison service. The move is seen as an attempt to tap into the lucrative at retirement market, in which more than 400,000 people each year buy annuities to pay an annual income for life.

Cheddar cheese gains complexity when carefully stored

It stinks. It’s full of holes. But it will give you a tasty lump sum. The company that’s put cheese in its pension plan

Twenty million kilograms of cheddar is a lot of cheese – enough to make roughly 200 million slices of cheese on toast, for one.

A Government review of pension drawdown rules could leave many retired people out of pocket

Drawdown rule changes could cost pensioners

New regulations are likely to hit hundreds of people on flexible incomes, says Sarah Davidson

Multiple jobs create a pension black hole

If the pension crisis wasn't bad enough, with millions facing penury in retirement, a new survey shows that almost a quarter of adults have actually lost a pension pot.

A quarter of adults have lost a pension pot, says survey

If the pension crisis wasn’t bad enough with millions facing penury in retirement, a new survey published today shows that almost a quarter of adults have actually lost a pension pot.

Last hurrah for final salary pension schemes

Employers are moving to close their final salary pension schemes in advance of government plans to raise National Insurance costs.

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